In rural areas, with just 25 % seats been sought for, other areas saw a mere 45 % occupancy to an otherwise 90 – 100 % attendance during the recent Chennai Super Kings match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
A theater owner in the state remarks “As the IPL is on, the big actors knew it is a bad time to bring out their movies. In fact, it has been the perfect time for small budget movies to rise to the occasion. However, even with good content in some of the movies, it is unfortunate they are receiving not much attention. As IPL is highly regarded not only in TN but all over India, there is no point fighting it, after all it is the audience who decide their choice of entertainment.”